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Car Hire in Southampton

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Popular car groups in Southampton

Small, practical and easy to park, economy cars are ideal for driving through busy city streets. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Vauxhall Corsa - 4Seats

    Vauxhall Corsa

    4 1 1
  • Ford Focus - 5Seats

    Ford Focus

    5 2
  • Hyundai i30 - 5Seats

    Hyundai i30

    5 2
  • Fiat 500 - 4Seats

    Fiat 500

    4 2

Standard cars are big and comfortable – perfect for family holidays and long-distance driving. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Ford Mondeo - 5Seats

    Ford Mondeo

    5 2 1
  • Skoda Octavia - 5Seats

    Skoda Octavia

    5 2 1
  • Volkswagen Passat - 5Seats

    Volkswagen Passat

    5 2 1
  • Vauxhall Mokka - 5Seats

    Vauxhall Mokka

    5 2 1

Travelling with a large group? We offer a wide range of 7, 9 and 12-seat people carriers and minivans. Here are some examples:

  • Vauxhall Zafira - 5/7Seats

    Vauxhall Zafira

    5/7 2/4
  • Ford Galaxy - 7Seats

    Ford Galaxy

    7 4
  • Citroen C4 Grande Picasso - 5/7Seats

    Citroen C4 Grande Picasso

    5/7 2/4
  • Volkswagen Sharan - 7Seats

    Volkswagen Sharan

    7 4

Estate cars have plenty of room for both people and luggage. Perfect for family holidays.  Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Volkswagen Passat Estate - 5Seats

    Volkswagen Passat Estate

    5 3
  • Vauxhall Astra Estate - 5Seats

    Vauxhall Astra Estate

    5 3
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate - 5Seats

    Volkswagen Golf Estate

    5 3
  • Ford Focus Estate - 5Seats

    Ford Focus Estate

    5 3

Arrive at your destination in comfort and luxury – in a classy executive car. Here are some examples:

  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class - 5Seats

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    5 2 1
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class - 5Seats

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    5 2 1
  • Audi A4 - 5Seats

    Audi A4

    5 2 1
  • BMW 5-series - 5Seats

    BMW 5-series

    5 2 1

Going off the beaten track? Enjoy your adventure in a rugged 4x4 or SUV. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Volkswagen Tiguan - 5Seats

    Volkswagen Tiguan

    5 3
  • Honda CR-V - 5Seats

    Honda CR-V

    5 3
  • BMW X3 - 5Seats

    BMW X3

    5 3
  • Jeep Renegade - 5Seats

    Jeep Renegade

    5 3

Find the ideal convertible car for you - get a great car at a great price. Here are some examples:

  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio - 4Seats

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio

    4 2
  • Volkswagen Golf Cabrio - 4Seats

    Volkswagen Golf Cabrio

    4 2
  • BMW 2 Series Cabrio - 4Seats

    BMW 2 Series Cabrio

    4 2

Top 3 locations in Southampton

Southampton Airport


Southampton Downtown


Portsmouth Downtown


Why rent a car in Southampton with

Here at, we negotiate with all the big car hire brands (including Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Budget) to bring you exclusive deals on a wide range of cars — from small cars for city driving, to luxury cars that are great for a wedding or special occasion.

In one simple search, we compare prices and show you all the cars available on your chosen dates. You can then use the handy filters to narrow down the listings based on what you are looking for. We are more than just a comparison site: we are an end-to-end service, and our job is to make hiring a car in Southampton cheap and hassle-free.

Top Tips

  • Southampton has over 40 car parks. The majority of these can be found around the city centre close to the main shopping areas. The WestQuay shopping centre has 4,000 parking spaces.
  • If you cannot find a space there, you could try The Marlands shopping centre or Western Esplanade, which has two car parks. Remember that there may be height, weight or length-of-stay restrictions and different parking charges may apply.
  • If you are unfamiliar with the city, you can request a GPS or bring your own.

Which companies offer best value in Southampton?

Knowing which car hire company provides the best value for money can be a minefield, so to help you make an informed choice, we show reviews and ratings left by previous customers. You can see their feedback by clicking on the ratings next to each listing. The majority of the companies we deal with in Southampton have been rated as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’.

Don’t forget to book a car with a full-to-full fuel policy if you want to avoid hidden fuel charges — as long as you refill the tank before dropping the car off, you won’t have to pay any refuelling costs.

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Day trips from Southampton

Portsmouth: Portsmouth is around a 40-minute drive from Southampton. The city has been used as a significant naval port for centuries, and is home to several famous ships including HMS Victory (which is now a museum ship and one of Portsmouth’s most popular tourist attractions). The 170-metre Spinnaker Tower dominates the water front, and is Britain’s best viewing tower. A visit to Portsmouth would be incomplete without taking a trip to the top and admiring the stunning views of the South Coast below.

The Isle of Wight: The Isle of Wight is located in the English Channel, approximately 6km off the coast of Hampshire. The island has several resorts which have been popular holiday destinations since Victorian times. There are a number of ferry services which operate between Southampton and East Cowes on the Isle of Wight; each crossing takes up to one hour. The island has many interesting places to visit including Monkey Haven; an award-winning attraction and sanctuary for primates, reptiles, birds of prey and other animals.

Chichester: The historic town of Chichester is less than an hour’s drive from Southampton. For 900 years, Chichester Cathedral has stood at the heart of the city. The Cathedral is famous for its art, (both ancient and modern), and is one of the city’s main tourist attractions. Chichester has been a settlement since Roman times and The Novium Museum, which is built on the remains of a Roman bath house, offers visitors a real sense of the city’s history.

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